Entertainment News | R Madhavan’s “Rocketry” will have its world premiere at Cannes on May 19: Anurag Thakur

New Delhi, May 4 (PTI) ‘Rocketry’, directed by R Madhavan, will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Market in Paris, where Satyajit Ray’s remastered classic ‘Pratidwandi’ and five other films will also screen, a announced the Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur. said here on Wednesday.

India was announced on Tuesday as the official “country of honor” for the Marche Du Films, held on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival. It will take place from May 17 to 25.

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Madhavan’s “Rocketry,” a biographical drama based on the life of Nambi Narayanan, the ISRO scientist falsely accused of espionage, will have its world premiere at the Palais des Festivals market on May 19.

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At Marche’ Du Films, India is also the “country of honor” of Cannes Next, an innovation-driven executive conference and business development platform exploring the future of the entertainment sector.

In this context, five start-ups will have the opportunity to make a pitch to the audiovisual industry and participate in the networking events of the animation day.

The minister said India would be showcased as the “content hub of the world” at an hour-long “India Forum” conference and would include leaders from the entertainment industry.

India will also screen five films in the “Goes to Cannes” section, Thakur said.

These films, which are part of Film Bazaar’s Work-In-Progress (WIP) lab, include Jaicheng Zxai Dohutia’s “Baghjan” (Assamese, Moran), Shailendra Sahu’s “Bailadila” (Hindi, Chhattisgarhi), “Ek Jagah Apni ” (Hindi) by Ektara Collective, “Follower” (Marathi, Kannada, Hindi) by Harshad Nalawade; and “Shivamma” (Kannada) by Jai Shankar.

During the film’s gala, a brand new restoration of Ray’s rare film “Pratidwandi” will also be presented in an exclusive screening. “Pratidwandi” has been restored as part of the National Film Heritage Mission, a project undertaken by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

The selection of India as the country of honor coincides with the 75th anniversary of independence, the 75th anniversary of Franco-Indian diplomatic relations and the 75th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival, Thakur said.

“This is the first time that the Marché du Film has an official country of honor, and this special attention will continue each year with different nations in the spotlight in future editions,” he said.

On the opening night of the March ‘Du Films, India will feature special performances by Indian choirs along with folk music and fireworks. Indian and French cuisine would also be served at the event.

A cinema hall called Olympia Screen was dedicated to India on May 22 for the screening of “unreleased films”. Five films will be presented in this category.

The India Pavilion themed “India, Content Center of the World” will be inaugurated on May 18.

It will showcase Indian cinema across the country’s linguistic, cultural and regional diversities and serve as a networking platform for delegates from across the global community, aiming to establish international partnerships in filming, distribution, production, script development, technology, sales promotion and film syndication.

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